yes.. he hits quite often and grinds .. fighting? lol no.. he's a sissy when it comes to dropping the mitts. wont/cant fight
Well, that sounds fine. Basically the typical, solid 4th line center.
We've had Mike Santorelli as our 4th line center for most of the year and he doesn't quite fit those characteristics as I'm sure you all know. Santorelli might be dealt as he's looking like the odd-man out. Perhaps Goc for something better.
We're loaded with your ex-centers. Maybe that's why we're no longer a laughing stock lol. Keep adding players from a good organization.
Not at all. He is a PK specialist and VERY good on the dot, but has hands of stone. Still very useful, but we have a ton of kids who can contribute close to what he does and need ice time, plus they provide a little Offensive upside.
Plays hard every night - very scrappy.
it sounds simple we can plug this guy in and he'll do what Smithson did but when it comes to the playoffs will they be able to handle the pressure or win a big faceoff. We'll find out
I posted in the trade forum thread as well, but it's a sad trade for me. Smithson was one of the more recognizable Preds guys locally for his extensive involvement in the organization's community service and public outreach efforts. He also seemed like a very kind and personable person from watching interviews and Preds video clips (golf tournament, etc.) His play this year has been subpar, but I wish him the best; I can't imagine he is loving this trade, felt like he loved playing here. I could never be a GM; would get too attached to people.
If Klein somehow gets traded, this board will likely implode from the lack of whipping boys available. Oh...there are always the Legwand haters. Nick Spaling, the bottom 6 is in your hands.
If we can upgrade Klein (#3 dman) and Legwand (1st/2nd line center), our team would be much better off. Nothing to complain about there.
As for Klein being a "solid #3", I strongly disagree. He is a #3 out of default and it's a major area of concern. He has been burned in the playoffs when we're having to face teams that have 2 legit scoring lines, such as Vancouver and Chicago. We might as well add Detroit and SJ as teams with two legit scoring lines.